A week in security (January 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 11:39:43 +0000

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Some Android users can disable 2G now and why that is a good thing

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 16:11:11 +0000

Google’s added a feature to allow Android users to disable the insecure 2G. This is a good first step in the right direction but more is needed.

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7 smart steps to get your Android phone in tip-top shape for 2022

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2022 03:00:00 -0800

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I find the start of a fresh voyage around this shiny ol’ sun of ours to be a fine time for tidying up, optimizing, and getting good and organized for the months ahead. And while I’d love to pretend I’m the type of person who has one of those disgustingly pristine, clutter-free desks you see on the internet, let me be brutally honest: The physical space around me tends to resemble a half-abandoned hog parlor.

But my Android phone? My Android phone is as orderly as can be, gosh darn it. And if you ask me, that makes far more of a difference than the state of the physical space around me.

Our mobile devices are where we do so much of our actual work and contemplation these days, after all — and yet it’s all too easy to overlook the importance of maintaining an optimal arrangement for both productivity and security within ’em. So now, as we gaze ahead at the promise-filled 2022 calendar, join me in taking 10 minutes to get your own trusty Android phone fine-tuned and fully ready for the coming year.

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Privacy-centric DuckDuckGo to release Mac desktop browser

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2021 04:11:00 -0800

Popular, privacy-centered search engine DuckDuckGo plans to launch a desktop browser for macOS laptops and desktops.

The browser is designed from the ground up to maintain privacy; that means it will not collect information about users and will not install cookies or tracking codes on devices. The company also claims it can block “hidden trackers” before they load.

DuckDuckGo’s search engine is already available as a download for mobile devices. In 2019, DuckDuckGo added Apple Maps support and has since added other improvements to how it works on Apple devices.  

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A week in security (Nov 29 – Dec 5)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 10:22:14 +0000

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Have you downloaded that Android malware from the Play Store lately?

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:58:26 +0000

Hopefully not, because these Android malware families that have recently plagued the Store are quite sophisticated and nasty.

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